Saudi Arabia: The government of Saudi Arabia has announced several restrictions and rules regarding the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. According to the new rules, loudspeakers should not be used in the holy month of Ramadan. There will be no I’tikaf without ID, no live telecast of Azaan and no iftar inside mosques. These new rules have been issued by Sheikh Dr. Abdul Latif bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Islamic Affairs of Saudi Arabia.
According to the report of the Middle East Monitor, 10 points have been issued by the government of Saudi Arabia, in which it has been told what things Muslims have to take care of during the month of Ramadan. According to the new guideline, mosques are prohibited from taking donations for preparing food for the fasting people. Also, the government has directed the worshipers not to bring children to the mosques as it will cause inconvenience to the worshipers and disturb their prayers.
Photography and live telecast banned
In the new rules, photography inside the mosque and live telecast of Azaan have also been banned. Along with this, instructions have been given to keep the volume of loudspeakers low during Azaan in mosques. On Friday, the Minister of Islamic Affairs issued this guideline and said that people living in Saudi Arabia will have to follow it.
Muslims are furious over the new rules
After the release of these rules, many Muslims around the world have expressed their displeasure and reaction, some Muslims are extremely angry. They say that Saudi Arabia wants to reduce the influence of Islam in public life by issuing these rules.
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